Our past experiences will always have some influence in us, especially the negative ones because they are not easily forgotten.
I often think that the mistake we make when it comes to the past is to live like we are running away from it or trying to forcefully forget about it, because the more you run is the more it runs too and when you just try to forget about it, that's when the thoughts of the experience overwhelm you.
we cannot allow the past to form strongholds in our lives, because this often happens when we expect the past from the future. acknowledge your past, be at peace with it before you attempt to let it go and let the experience make you a better person.
We have been given tools to over come every problem we encounter, have faith, stay hopeful and believe in your own strengths.